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post #31 of 47
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post
Here is a thread I can finally vent on this.

I am getting sick and tired of this obsession with a slim fit suit. Its a fad, you will blow a wad of cash on one and in a couple of years you are going to look stupid when everyone realizes that these slim fit suits make us look like 14 year olds and skinny toothpicks or extras on the set of Mad Men.

It seems to me that this slim fit suit business (and especially these thin ties) is nothing more than a bunch of us trying to differentiate ourselves from those "other" suit wearers and somehow pin a fashion label on ourselves that we are somehow right for the moment.

My opinion is that slim fit is not smart. Slim fit suits look foolish, they did in the 60's and do today in the same way that leisure suits never were going to work.

Additionally, the slim fit suit only works on skinny people (they dont even work, they make you look even skinnier). Have you seen one on a muscular or even just a tad overweight person lately? Oy vey, its like a fat woman in a mini skirt and blouse with hordes of clevage exposed. Plus they fit like shit, make your feet look like gunships and are constricting as hell.

Whatever, fatty.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by Jokerman View Post
Im looking to get a nice Slim Fit suit for christmas and want to know what designer makes the best slim fitting suit i black or grey for less then $2,000. I despise baggy clothing so it must be slim fitting. Thanks for the help. Please note I live in North Carolina and we dont have any good stores for suits.

What the hell?

There's lots of good stores for suits in NC. Maybe not a whole lot of bespoke, but within 5 miles of each other there's Billy Reid, Taylor Richards and Conger, Old Dog, and within 10 miles of that there's even more.
post #33 of 47
RLBL, JS, prada fit well on skinnier people. Dior is a bit extreme if thats what your looking for. i actually did not find dolce and gabanna to be very slim fitted. they also looked terrible, kinda like an unprofessional suit which still screams crap when worn casually.
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by apropos View Post
I think when many Americans say 'slim fit', they are thinking of an 'European fit'. Which means well-fitted.

I mean, no offence to trads, but straight-sided sack, dart-less suits are just deplorable.

We are on the same page, but a european fit is not the same as what I mean by slim fit. Slim fit is what I see in esquire all the time in these silly photos that you can hardly see the suit and are always photographed in too dark a room.

I've lived in europe for many years and dont recall seeing anyone wearing these 60's type suits.

A european cut fits well and contours... a slim fit suit, imo, is like wearing spandex and looks just as silly.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post
We are on the same page, but a european fit is not the same as what I mean by slim fit. Slim fit is what I see in esquire all the time in these silly photos that you can hardly see the suit and are always photographed in too dark a room.

I've lived in europe for many years and dont recall seeing anyone wearing these 60's type suits.

A european cut fits well and contours... a slim fit suit, imo, is like wearing spandex and looks just as silly.

you are confusing slim-fit with skinny suits. skinny suits (dior, slimane) arent as popular anymore.
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by James Bond View Post
6'3", 210. Certainly not skinny.

http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...&postcount=234


You were saying?

Yes, thank you, I was saying how awful a suit looks when you hips appear wider than your shoulders. I think they should rename this fad 'pear fit'.

post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by gqreader239 View Post
you are confusing slim-fit with skinny suits. skinny suits (dior, slimane) arent as popular anymore.


I hope you are right, but from the pics I have seen it all looks silly. A suit should accent the shoulders and create a well shaped line that narrows at the hips, call me a traditionalist, its what seems to look good to me.
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post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post
Yes, thank you, I was saying how awful a suit looks when you hips appear wider than your shoulders. I think they should rename this fad 'pear fit'.

How, praytell, do my hips look wider than my shoulders in those pics? They don't.

post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by James Bond View Post
How, praytell, do my hips look wider than my shoulders in those pics? They don't.





If the pear fits... wear it.
post #41 of 47
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post
Here is a thread I can finally vent on this.

I am getting sick and tired of this obsession with a slim fit suit. Its a fad, you will blow a wad of cash on one and in a couple of years you are going to look stupid when everyone realizes that these slim fit suits make us look like 14 year olds and skinny toothpicks or extras on the set of Mad Men.

It seems to me that this slim fit suit business (and especially these thin ties) is nothing more than a bunch of us trying to differentiate ourselves from those "other" suit wearers and somehow pin a fashion label on ourselves that we are somehow right for the moment.

My opinion is that slim fit is not smart. Slim fit suits look foolish, they did in the 60's and do today in the same way that leisure suits never were going to work.

Additionally, the slim fit suit only works on skinny people (they dont even work, they make you look even skinnier). Have you seen one on a muscular or even just a tad overweight person lately? Oy vey, its like a fat woman in a mini skirt and blouse with hordes of clevage exposed. Plus they fit like shit, make your feet look like gunships and are constricting as hell.

Well considering I am slim I think I have the right to look into slim fit suits. They don't necessarily have to be slim fit like Dior Homme but I want a good fit. There is a Prada suit I saw in the GQ Style Autumn/Winter 2008-2009 Issue on page 68 that is what I really really want but have no idea how to find the exact suit.
post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
How about Banana Republic? Aren't their suits slim-fitting? Should also be available in NC.

I wouldn't buy a suit from BR. It will never fit you right.
post #43 of 47
+ 10 for RLBL (2 button) or D & G (3 button)
post #44 of 47
Starting from brands as H&M, Zara and Topman, goes to Z Zegna, Hugo Boss to RLBL, Prada, Jil Sander or Dior Homme. Personal opinion, my best bang for bucks is Jil Sander.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by JTA View Post
Starting from brands as H&M, Zara and Topman, goes to Z Zegna, Hugo Boss to RLBL, Prada, Jil Sander or Dior Homme.

Personal opinion, my best bang for bucks is Jil Sander.

Where can one get Jil Sander online?
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